8 O'Clock Buzz-logo

8 O'Clock Buzz

News & Politics Podcasts >

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
More Information

Location:

Madison, WI

Description:

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

Language:

English


Episodes

April 29: Interfaith March for Peace and Justice

4/23/2018
More
On April 2, 2017, the Safe Alliance of Interfaith Leaders in Columbus, Ohio organized the first Interfaith March for Peace and Justice. The turnout exceeded organizers’ expectations, filling a city block six abreast. This year, on April 29th the march goes bigger, hoping to pull off sister marches across the nation. Joining Eight O’Clock Buzz […] The post April 29: Interfaith March for Peace and Justice appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:50

Wisc.Microfinance Funding Sustainable Businesses In Haiti & Phili...

4/23/2018
More
Seven years ago, UW Madison grad student Gergens Polynice departed his Port Au Prince home to return to Madison just hours before a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Island of Haiti. Polynice’s family survived, but Polynice noticed that traditional relief agencies, like the Red Cross, were focused on immediate disaster aid. No one at the time […] The post Wisc.Microfinance Funding Sustainable Businesses In Haiti & Phili... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:36

How U.S. Supermarkets Fail to Reduce Food Waste

4/23/2018
More
The volume of food we all throw away is truly staggering. Some 40% of the food produced in the U.S. never gets eaten. While households can do more to reuse or compost food before it ends up in the landfill, you have to look a little further along the supply chain to find the real […] The post How U.S. Supermarkets Fail to Reduce Food Waste appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:17:03

“Religion around Billie Holiday”

4/18/2018
More
“Religion Around Billie Holiday” is the most recent book written by Tracy Fessenden, associate director and faculty head in religious studies at Arizona State University. Her book discusses the culture of religion in society that influenced the person and the music of Billie Holiday, and talks about the book with Jan Miyasaki. The post “Religion around Billie Holiday” appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:21:02

45 years for the Rape Crisis Center

4/18/2018
More
Serving Dane County since 1973, the Rape Crisis Center (RCC) provides services to survivors (and their family and friends) of all forms of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest (past or present), sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. Jan talks to Eileen Zeiger, Outreach Coordinator, about the activities and an upcoming movie […] The post 45 years for the Rape Crisis Center appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:19:37

Worker Justice Wisconsin

4/18/2018
More
Worker Justice Wisconsin works toward fair wages, safe working conditions, and promotes collective bargaining for all workers in Wisconsin. Jan Miyasaki talks with Executive Director Becky Schigiel about the organization and an upcoming fundraising faith-labor breakfast on April 27th. The post Worker Justice Wisconsin appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:04

Andrew Bailey: Teacher & Candidate for KY Senate

4/16/2018
More
Hot on the heels of similar victories in Oklahoma and West Virginia, striking teachers in Kentucky celebrated last week’s override of Governor Matt Bevin’s veto of legislation that would provide more funding for Kentucky public schools. As a result, Kentucky will now enact 50-cent hike in cigarette taxes and a 6 percent sales tax on […] The post Andrew Bailey: Teacher & Candidate for KY Senate appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:14:39

WI State Parks Extraordinary Geology & Natural History

4/16/2018
More
Back when tropical Wisconsin had just started its journey northward from the equator, there were 15,000 foot high mountains here. Remember? No? How about the giant inland seas before that? If not, surely you recall the immense ice sheets that ground much of that rock into powder? That was only 10,000 years ago. Even if […] The post WI State Parks Extraordinary Geology & Natural History appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:12:27

Repeat Winners: Gaming the Lottery or Pure Chance?

4/16/2018
More
If a friend of yours won the lottery once, you’d say he or she was very lucky. But, what would you say if your friend won twice, or three times, or even four times in four weeks? Would you still think they were lucky, would you start to wonder if they had “a system,” or […] The post Repeat Winners: Gaming the Lottery or Pure Chance? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:17:04

What’s Behind the Oklahoma Teacher Protests?

4/12/2018
More
Teacher strikes in Oklahoma are reaching the two-week mark. Why are teachers protesting? And what are the similarities to the Wisconsin strike seven years ago? Tony Castaneda gets the lowdown Mike Elk, reporter for The Guardian and Senior Labor Reporter for Payday Report, a site that provides labor reporting in news deserts. The post What’s Behind the Oklahoma Teacher Protests? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:45

Who owns the bones?

4/11/2018
More
Who owns the bones and artifacts from archeological digs, the museum or the relatives of the peoples buried there? The U.W. Archeological Department will be holding a seminar based on Dr. Chip Colwell’s book “Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture” on Thursday, April 19, 4:00, at the Social […] The post Who owns the bones? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:07:47

Can we Bring back civil dialogue

4/11/2018
More
With increasing animosity of right vs left, liberal vs conservative, me vs you, civil dialogue is becoming a thing of the past — or is it? Some groups are working to remove the toxicity in the discussion, and an upcoming round table seminar “Engaging the Other” at Edgewood College can be a first step. Sue […] The post Can we Bring back civil dialogue appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:07:08

Does the Economy Screw Women?

4/11/2018
More
You know the saying “Money talks” — but does it speak with a male voice? Rickey Gard Diamond talks to Jan Miyasaki about her new book “Screwnomincs: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make a Lasting Change”. The post Does the Economy Screw Women? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:21:20

Social Movements and Society

4/11/2018
More
“Social change happens in many ways”, says Lisa Stulberg, associate professor of Sociology at NYU. Her recent book, “LGBTQ Social Movement”, discussed what it takes to have a social movement take hold in society. The post Social Movements and Society appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:13:30

What Would Happen If A Nuclear Bomb Went Off Here?

4/9/2018
More
The Outrider Foundation seeks to educate the public about nuclear war and global climate change using cutting edge digital media. Their latest project shows what might happen if a nuclear warhead were detonated at any particular location. Based on their simulation, a warhead detonated over the Wisconsin State Capitol could create a 63-mile heat blast […] The post What Would Happen If A Nuclear Bomb Went Off Here? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:12:24

Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld

4/9/2018
More
Bobby BlueJacket first came to notoriety in 1948 when the Oklahoma eighteen-year old shot and killed Bill Klein with a sawed-off shotgun. The trial of the Shawnee teen drew big crowds, and BlueJacket was eventually sentenced to 99 years in prison. Over time, BlueJacket’s lawyers got the sentence reduced, and Bluejacket was eventually released. By […] The post Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:43

In-Depth Study of 2016 Election Online Issue Ads

4/9/2018
More
This week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before three U.S. Congressional Committees about the company’s data leak to political consultant Cambridge Analytica, involving personal data from as many as 87,000,000 Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica allegedly used the data to “micro-target” pro-Trump ads to swing voters. A new study suggests that the Cambridge […] The post In-Depth Study of 2016 Election Online Issue Ads appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:19:39

5 years of sharing Hmong language and culture!

4/4/2018
More
Join the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Madison Hmong Language & Culture Enrichment Program! Jan talks with one of the organizers, Mai Zong Vue, about the program and celebration on April 28, 2018. The post 5 years of sharing Hmong language and culture! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:08:38

Ecumenical Peace Working Group meets

4/4/2018
More
Jan talks with social activist Sr. Maureen McDonnell about an upcoming Ecumenical Peace Working Group meeting this coming Saturday, April 7th. at Edgewood College The post Ecumenical Peace Working Group meets appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:08:36

Meet and Celebrate Madison’s Sister Cities

4/4/2018
More
Did you know that Madison has nine “Sister Cities“? Jan Miyasaki talks with the leaders of three of them, Jo Oyama Miller (Obihiro, Japan), Diane Farsetta (East Timor), Charles James (Freiburg, Germany) about these cultural exchange programs and the celebration of 30 years at an event to be held on April 14th. The post Meet and Celebrate Madison’s Sister Cities appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:23:45

Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads